A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Fri, 12 Feb, 2016
The green shoots of recovery appear to have sprung at Munster if their performance at the weekend is any indication.
Tue, 19 Jan, 2016
Sat, 16 Jan, 2016
Mon, 21 Dec, 2015
Wed, 16 Dec, 2015
F Ulster’s amazing 38-0 demolition of Toulouse on Friday night suggested talk of the demise of the Irish provinces in Europe is a bit premature, the performances of Munster and Leinster only served to open the debate once again.
Mon, 14 Dec, 2015
Sun, 13 Dec, 2015
The prospect of Ian Madigan leaving Leinster for Munster may excite supporters in the southern province but head coach Anthony Foley believes both he and the player in question have more pressing concerns this week.
Wed, 09 Dec, 2015
Thu, 03 Dec, 2015
Thu, 26 Nov, 2015
Fri, 23 Oct, 2015
Munster are pursuing a number of overseas options to replace the stricken Peter O’Mahony in Munster’s European Rugby Champions Cup squad that needs to be finalised and announced by Thursday.
Tue, 20 Oct, 2015
Every award that comes the way of CJ Stander counts on his CV. Take seven Man of the Match gongs last season and another in Saturday’s opening Guinness Pro12 clash with Benetton Treviso as just some of the recent entries for the South African back-rower.
Tue, 08 Sep, 2015
When 34-year-old Tom Court considers how much time he might have left as a professional rugby player, he looks no further than former Irish international Peter Stringer for inspiration.
Thu, 27 Aug, 2015
Given its location and logistical challenges, Tournafulla doesn’t appear naturally conducive to setting up a business, but two local entrepreneurs are bucking that trend in very different ways.
Mon, 10 Aug, 2015
Walking into Semple Stadium you are reminded you are now entering the ‘Home of Hurling’ but after the underage football success of Tipperary in recent years and a first outing of the year for the defending All-Ireland Champions, yesterday’s crowd was more akin to a Munster hurling clash than football and required the old stand to be opened and the throw-in delayed 15 minutes.
Mon, 15 Jun, 2015
BJ Botha was an established South African Test prop when he chose to ply his trade in Ireland but the Springbok World Cup winner believes there is more to switching countries than a mere residency rule.
Thu, 07 May, 2015
Munster 30 Treviso 19: Five points in the bag courtesy of Saturday’s victory over Treviso and Munster are sitting exactly where they want to be in the top two of the Guinness Pro 12 and within touching distance of a home semi-final.
Mon, 27 Apr, 2015
Munster coach Anthony Foley dismissed reports linking Paul O’Connell with Toulon as “nonsense” and claimed the story was a malicious attempt to ‘cause trouble’.
Wed, 22 Apr, 2015
Munster’s plans for next season have taken further shape after the IRFU approved its bid to re-sign former Springbok tighthead prop BJ Botha.
Thu, 12 Mar, 2015
Brendan James Botha wants to extend his stay with Munster beyond this season and hopes a deal can be inked in the near future.
Thu, 05 Mar, 2015
Stephen Archer recently signed a three-year renewal of his Munster contract.
Fri, 19 Dec, 2014
Clermont Auvergne produced a powerhouse performance at Thomond Park to beat Munster 16-9 and take over at the top of the European Rugby Champions Cup’s Pool One.
Sat, 06 Dec, 2014
New Munster loanee Pat Howard will be a man on a mission when he makes his home debut against Ulster on Friday night, looking to impress his coaches on two continents.
Wed, 26 Nov, 2014
Ian Keatley will start at out-half for Munster in their Guinness PRO12 opener at home to Edinburgh tonight (KO: 7.35pm) nursing the same injury he had to manage throughout the last campaign.
Fri, 05 Sep, 2014
Kerry 1-17 Clare 1-13
Sun, 22 Jun, 2014
Four times his Grenoble side have played Toulon, three times they’ve won. The secret is simple.
Fri, 25 Apr, 2014
He may come to regret it on Sunday but BJ Botha has played a fairly significant role in developing Toulon’s Craig Burden into a top-class hooker.
Thu, 24 Apr, 2014
JJ Hanrahan is likely to be restricted to water carrier duties in Marseille this weekend. And, if that is the case, should anything happen to Ian Keatley the battle for a place in the Heineken Cup final could hinge on how good Conor Murray can act as back-up goal-kicker.
Wed, 23 Apr, 2014
Bryan Habana will be giving his Toulon team-mates the inside track on Munster’s South African contingent, having played with BJ Botha, CJ Stander and Gerhard van den Heever.
Tue, 22 Apr, 2014
Munster would be forced to call on Johne Murphy or Conor Murray to act as No 10 back-up should Ian Keatley suffer any form of injury before the Heineken Cup semi-final clash with Toulon.
Wed, 16 Apr, 2014
Munster prop forward BJ Botha is expecting a massive personal battle in today’s Heineken Cup quarter-final at Thomond Park when he comes face to face with fellow World Cup winner Gurthro Steenkamp.
Sat, 05 Apr, 2014
With Munster one of six teams, along with Ulster, already through to the knockout stages of the Heineken Cup with a game to spare, the focus now for Rob Penney’s men is to secure that all-important home quarter-final.
Mon, 13 Jan, 2014
Munster’s fine recent run of form that has moved them seven points clear at the top of the RaboDirect Pro12 has left head coach Rob Penney with a few selection headaches for what is certain to be a very difficult game against Ulster at Ravenhill on Friday.
Tue, 31 Dec, 2013